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Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By damo010

Rear rack suggestion for a 148mm boost frame?

Hey all,

I'm looking for a new rack for a Hardtail with boost 148mm spacing, my old rack is just too small and is lacking clearance on the wheel (29er with a 2.2" tyre).

Any one had any...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By damo010

Thanks for the feedback, I'll have a look at...

Thanks for the feedback, I'll have a look at those M8140 they do look like a good option.

I did read some good reviews on the Blackspire sub 240 but then found a few had sheared right off the axel!
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By damo010

I think you misunderstood the question, I'm not...

I think you misunderstood the question, I'm not asking about how the foot attaches!
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By damo010

flats VS SPD, but not what you think?

Hey all,

A questions for you, how do flat pedals compare to SPD for bearing life and reliability?

I normally use Shimano SPD's and we all know how long lived and reliable these are but I've...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By damo010

Cool thnaks, but what's the LSC? is their a way...

Cool thnaks, but what's the LSC? is their a way of fixing it fully extended if it were to fail? Assuming you were a a few days ride to a town or city.
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By damo010

Shock pump for touring with suspension forlk?

Hi,

I'm considering using a air fork for off road touring and am wondering if its a good idea to take a small shock pump incase the fork looses pressure or need adjusting whilst on the tour?
...
Forum: Touring
08-20-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,719
Posted By damo010

Thanks for the replies :-)

Thanks for the replies :-)
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,719
Posted By damo010

Sun hat for riding, any tips?

Hey,

I'm looking to upgrade few bit of riding gear for a tour (soon ish) and am wondering if you have any tips for a sun hat to use when riding which gives good all round coverage but won't catch...
Forum: Touring
06-27-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,476
Posted By damo010

I'm interested in the Ergon / Canyon leaf spring...

I'm interested in the Ergon / Canyon leaf spring type of carbon post.

Any one tried these? They seem to get good reviews and they keep the weight down too!

Also there fairly cheap ones on...
Forum: Touring
06-27-16, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,476
Posted By damo010

It's those long washboard sections that have me...

It's those long washboard sections that have me thinking about rear end comfort!

Which post do you prefer to use between the two? do you find that peddling feels weird when the post is...
Forum: Touring
06-26-16, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,476
Posted By damo010

Suspension seat posts advise?

Hi,

I'm planning to ride the tour divide next year and am looking at comfort options and have never used or know much about the shock absorbing / suspension seat posts.

Does anyone have any...
Forum: Touring
06-07-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,427
Posted By damo010

I rode the west coast of Malaysia which was good...

I rode the west coast of Malaysia which was good for accommodation and towns but form what I hear the east coast is much nicer route. As for Thailand well its all good here, by far a much nicer...
Forum: Touring
06-04-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,427
Posted By damo010

I rode Singapore to Chiang Rai in the north of...

I rode Singapore to Chiang Rai in the north of Thailand on a 1X set up, 34 front and an 11-32 on the rear (9speed) i also added a alloy granny ring (24t) as just incase of big hills and I would...
Forum: Touring
05-07-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By damo010

Vittoria Voyager Hyper These are great tyres,...

Vittoria Voyager Hyper
These are great tyres, can handle loaded touring but are surprisingly fast too, a little less hard wearing than the marathon supreme but smoother and faster. can handle...
Forum: Touring
04-29-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,758
Posted By damo010

Less things to go wrong and less spares to carry...

Less things to go wrong and less spares to carry for longer / remote tours. Spare cleat bolts or cleats.

less foot wear to carry on tour, especially if your crossing very different climates. ...
Forum: Touring
04-29-16, 01:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,758
Posted By damo010

SPD or flats?

Whats your thoughts (pro/cons) for touring with either SPD or Flats?

For me personally I have almost no experience with flats! Nearly all my cycling has been done with SPD and TBH I like the idea...
Forum: Touring
04-07-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,945
Posted By damo010

Just found these hub and I think we have a winner...

Just found these hub and I think we have a winner :)

https://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=2719

bearing can be taped out with out any special tool and a great ring ratchet too.
Forum: Touring
04-06-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,945
Posted By damo010

I also pack on the lighter side and use high...

I also pack on the lighter side and use high volume tyres with low ish pressures and this does seem to be that way to go for reducing stress on the wheels, bike and rider.

As for the ease of...
Forum: Touring
04-06-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,945
Posted By damo010

Good call on the Grand Cru hub, its looks good to...

Good call on the Grand Cru hub, its looks good to me:thumb:
Forum: Touring
04-06-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,945
Posted By damo010

I also pack on the lighter side and use high...

I also pack on the lighter side and use high volume tyres with low wish pressures and this does seem to be that way to go for reducing stress on the wheels, bike and rider.

As for the ease of...
Forum: Touring
04-06-16, 03:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,945
Posted By damo010

I didi have the early hope XC hub that was very...

I didi have the early hope XC hub that was very good but the later pro2's were crap for sealing, so it sounds like the eve and pro 4's are a lot better then, cool thats good news:thumb:

I'm happy...
Forum: Touring
04-06-16, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,945
Posted By damo010

New rear hub, buying decisions?

My XT hub is giving a few issues and i'm feed up needing odd sizes tools to get access to freehub and cone spanners to adjust so I'm looking at other options, preferably with cartridge bearing for...
Forum: Touring
04-05-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,302
Posted By damo010

Yeah the rivet nuts are of low quality and if i...

Yeah the rivet nuts are of low quality and if i just over tighten it will probably just further degrade the existing threads so something to fill the backlash gap is the order of the day.

Not...
Forum: Touring
03-29-16, 04:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,302
Posted By damo010

I like to keep my load out on the light weigh...

I like to keep my load out on the light weigh side of things so the mental approach of it's only a little bit can snow ball to a fair bit of weight. If I can carry something that has a dual purpose...
Forum: Touring
03-29-16, 04:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,302
Posted By damo010

both my bottle cages keep coming loses, i think...

both my bottle cages keep coming loses, i think the tolerances of the frame are on the big side.
Forum: Touring
03-28-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,302
Posted By damo010

Thread lock solution alternatives?

Hey all just quick one;

Any one know of a alternative to thread lock solution when your on the road and can't get any / don't want to carry to many spares?

Is there any home made types?
...
Forum: Touring
02-27-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,784
Posted By damo010

carbon vs steel fork video: ...

carbon vs steel fork video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QNRpSkTGoA
Forum: Touring
02-27-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,784
Posted By damo010

The forks in the above video are skinny roadie...

The forks in the above video are skinny roadie ones, if you want strong carbon get MTB stuff!!!!

check out this carbon testing;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xreZdUBqpJs
Forum: Touring
02-24-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,784
Posted By damo010

It appears that people experiences differ...

It appears that people experiences differ somewhat depending as to what cycling background they have i.e.

Roadied seem to have many bad experiences with carbon failing and generally don't trust it...
Forum: Touring
02-21-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,904
Posted By damo010

I used a 11-32 on a 9 speed 1x for a tour from...

I used a 11-32 on a 9 speed 1x for a tour from Singapore to Northern Thailand and it was fine.

But I also had a 24 on the inner ring as a get out of jail incase of big hills that i never uses but...
Forum: Touring
02-21-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,784
Posted By damo010

Its a common myth that carbon just snaps 100%...

Its a common myth that carbon just snaps 100% when it fails and this is just not true, has this actually happened to any one here or are we just repeating this urban myth?

I've used both and like...
Forum: Touring
02-02-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By damo010

What grease / oil / lube do you use?

I've been doing some bike maintenance in a guesthouse room and have been thinking whats the best grease / oil / lube to take on a tour when size weight are issues and it's got to do may different...
Forum: Touring
01-24-16, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By damo010

Travel data / calls SIM, best options?

Hi,

Any one got any advise for travel sim cards?

Have been looking at this one:https: //www.worldsim.com

It looks good but wanted to check if any one has experience with this or other...
Forum: Touring
01-13-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,205
Posted By damo010

Thanks for the info :-) I was looking at the...

Thanks for the info :-)

I was looking at the new Marathon Supreme thats rated at 42mm but early reports say they come up small at about 39mm so it would be fractional bigger but I thought its so...
Forum: Touring
01-13-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,205
Posted By damo010

Bottom Bracket Height ??

Hey all,

I'm running a 29er MTB frame with Salsa forks on 700 x 35 tyres and I get a BB height of 288mm

What is deemed a normal range for BB height on touring bikes? Oh I am using a 175mm...
Forum: Touring
01-11-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,379
Posted By damo010

Update: Well I have 3 sets of wheels with...

Update:

Well I have 3 sets of wheels with these hubs and 2 sets have been great and one has been giving troubles!

The one that was giving issues was always an issue with bearing preload. On...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,523
Posted By damo010

Stan's Arch EX or Grail rims?

Hey,

Going to get a new set of wheels soon and am considering a few different rims, currently on Mavic TN719 and these have been good but looking to shave a bit of weight.

looking at the...
Forum: Touring
12-26-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,837
Posted By damo010

You can get most 700 tires in Thailand especially...

You can get most 700 tires in Thailand especially in the north because cycling is getting very popular here. in my local shop you can get 23mm up to 40mm and order other stuff too. when touring in...
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,856
Posted By damo010

Hi, just had a look at at the link but can't...

Hi, just had a look at at the link but can't understand the language :-) these nipples look well made but they do have very sharp edges!

Do yo know how much these are each or a pack of 70?
...
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 03:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,856
Posted By damo010

Hi, Most of the bits your advising are of US...

Hi, Most of the bits your advising are of US origin and are hard to get in Europe, I really like the size of the wheelsmith DB14 2.0/1.7/2.0 but can't get them in the UK / have not found yet. The Dt...
Forum: Touring
12-20-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,856
Posted By damo010

Thanks for the replies so far, but we are just...

Thanks for the replies so far, but we are just rehashing the old brass vs alloy nipple debate, where as I was wondering about a specific claim made by Sapim. If this claim has any merit to it then...
Forum: Touring
12-20-15, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,856
Posted By damo010

How old is your wheel build / how much use before...

How old is your wheel build / how much use before this failure?
Forum: Touring
12-20-15, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,856
Posted By damo010

They are claiming that they are now stronger than...

They are claiming that they are now stronger than the brass equivelent and superior corrosion testing.
Forum: Touring
12-19-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,856
Posted By damo010

Alloy nipples?

Hey all,

I know the history of brass vs alloy nipples but have been reading that the new ones like Sapim polyax ones are touted as being better than brass in regards to strength and corrosion...
Forum: Touring
07-24-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,700
Posted By damo010

Hi, I,ve tried the land cruisers in 26 x...

Hi,

I,ve tried the land cruisers in 26 x 2.0 and over are fairly good tires, i would say they are a little less puncher restraint than the marathons but offer far better off road ability / grip,...
Forum: Touring
07-18-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By damo010

Thanks for the replies so far :-) lets not...

Thanks for the replies so far :-)

lets not dismiss the aggregate of minimal gains over a long distance! If we are talking minor differences (and i'm sure we are) these do add up and can make a...
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By damo010

I,ve toured on both sizes and am well versed with...

I,ve toured on both sizes and am well versed with the pro & cons of both wheels sizes and the limited options with 650B currently.

FYI I'm in Thailand at present and 650B is very popular here...
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 03:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By damo010

Wheels size questions about rotating mass vs acceleration ?

Hi,

I,ve used both 26 & 700 and have seen / felt the advantages of both sizes and have long since been a fan boy of the 650B size as the best all round compromise between the two but I am...
Forum: Touring
06-16-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,092
Posted By damo010

I'm looking for a good quality solar / USB...

I'm looking for a good quality solar / USB battery pack, i did see a really good one on a you tube video of Bug out Bags but didn't catch the name, its wasn't a cheapo ebay item.

i think it had...
Forum: Touring
06-16-15, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By damo010

me too :-)

me too :-)
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